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Baptisia hybrid Solar Flare

False Indigo, Wild Indigo

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-5' (Plant 3' apart')
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Yellow / Orange
Patent: #20,408
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Another bicolor blossom, but with a twist. Flowers open bright lemon yellow, but progress to soft orange with age, yielding stalks with two tones; deeper at the base, brighter at the top. Baptisia Solar Flare is a vigorous bloomer from the Prairieblues Series.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Winter Interest
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot

Baptisia General Information:

A very permanent and arresting perennial with a vase shape, 3-4' tall. Blue/green foliage on silver stems is topped by soft lupine-like flowers from late spring into summer. The black seedpods can be left on for additional ornamental effect or used in dried arrangements. Extremely long lived, so pick a good spot!

Baptisia Plant Care:

Can be slow to establish but will reach shrub like proportions. Good in poor soils. Dislikes being moved when mature. Late fall or spring cleanup may be preferred. Cut to 4-6 when foliage blackens with the cold.

$13.95 ea.
(3+) $13.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: BASF